This page provides an explanation of how the planning system works at different levels of governance. In preparing the (new) Local Plan for the Borough of Oadby and Wigston, all different levels of governance are taken into account.


There are a number of relevant national Acts, Legislation and Policy that are directly relevant to and inform the local planning system. The key documents are listed below:

The Localism Act 2011

The Planning Act 2008

The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004

The National Planning Policy Framework

The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012

National Planning Policy Guidance (2014)

Sub-Regional and Local

With recent changes to the national planning system, the Government has revoked the East Midlands Regional Spatial Strategy and has made the planning system a more locally-led practice.

Leicestershire County Council Minerals and Waste Development Framework

Last updated: Tuesday, 19 January 2021 3:31 pm